Abortion

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  • Created on: 10-05-13 18:45
What does personhood mean?
It is a definition of a human being as a person.Having consciousness, self awareness, ability to reason and self sufficiency.
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What does Quality of Life mean?
If the quality of life isn't as good as it should be then you have the right to end it.
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What does Sanctity of life mean?
That God gave life as a gift and we shouldn't take that gift away.
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What did Peter Singer think of abortion?
He said that we should focus on the quality of life rather then the sanctity of life when making life and death decisions.
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What would Christian Ethics say about abortion?
The sanctity of life is important to all Christians and that a gift from God shouldn't be destroyed.
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What does Natural Law say about abortion?
Abortion is murder and that one of the primary precepts is to preserve life.
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What would Utilitarianism say about abortion?
Preference Utilitarianism would say consider the preference of the mother and how she would be in danger or if it would upset her.
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What would Kantian Ethics say about abortion?
Abortion is wrong if the mother does it for selfish reasons only. But abortion can also be seen as right if the foetus is not seen as a functioning person.
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What would Christian Ethics say about the right to a child?
Many Embryos would be killed in the process of IVF. However the child is a gift from God so some Christians would say that it would be fine for a woman to try to have a child.
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What would Natural Law say about the right to a child?
Any means other than natural contraception would be seen as wrong e.g masturbation and obtaining sperm. It is for the preservation of Life.
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What would Utilatarianism say about the right to a child?
They would weigh up the pain and pleasure involved. All the actions are based on the consequences.
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What would Kantian Ethics say about the right to a child?
The Catagorical Imperative tells you that you should treat people as an ends not means so if the embryo was considered to be a person then that would be wrong to have an abortion.If the Mother feels like she has a duty to her family.
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What does Quality of Life mean?

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What did Peter Singer think of abortion?

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